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Sites about writing books/ novels. This is not for those in the business of publishing books or novels, etc.
Sites about writing books/ novels. This is not for those in the business of publishing books or novels, etc.
Message boards, web chat, IRC, anyplace where writers can chat.
Sites for chatting with other writers. This includes message boards, web chat, IRC and anything else of the chatable kind. Email lists and ezines can be found in the Publications category.
Resources for writers who write for children. See Young Writers for resources for young and teen writers.
Please give a brief description of the web site and the contest. Contests do not have to have monetary awards, but that is what is most likely to be found in this category. In addition to length and eligibility, information should include details of entry fees, prizes and deadlines.

An effort will be made to include all writing contests, competitions, awards and prizes in this category with the following four exceptions:
1. No foreign languages. English only.
2. No so-called "contests" that are merely "draws". To be included, a contest must be judged on the writing quality of entries. Random lucky draws are not contests.
3. Sites maintained with an excessive number of pop-ups will be excluded.
4. Sites that are unresponsive or restricted or close down for a period longer than four weeks will be removed. If a site changes hands, it may also be removed if the site''s original contest content is not maintained or improved. 5. Contests that contain a cancellation or pro rata clause (e.g., "If fewer than 200 entries are received, prize money will be adjusted pro rata") will not be listed.

Legitimate writing and literary contests, competitions, awards and prizes of all kinds. In this general category, contests that offer prizes in two or more different genres will be found. Contests that focus on specific genres, like Essays, Poetry, Screenwriting and Short Stories, are listed in those specific sub-categories. Contests do not have to have monetary rewards, but that is what is most likely to be found in this category.
For sites ABOUT copy editing. Copy editing businesses/ services are listed in the Business category. Copy editing businesses submitted here may be deleted.
Copy editing involves checking written material for spelling, grammar, usage and style, as well as other issues, such as libel. It is more in-depth than proofreading and done earlier in the process, before the text is set to type.
Sites which offer a directory of online resources for writers. Must be in the English language. If the site is in another language please suggest it to the correct category in World Do not suggest sites that provide a directory of written content articles for the web. Those sites probably belong somewhere in Business/Publishing_and_Printing/Publishing/Services/
Sites which offer a directory of online resources for writers.
Writers Conventions
Writers Conventions
Articles and websites which have tips for writers of fiction and non-fiction.
Tips for writers. This category includes articles and websites which have tips for writers of fiction and non-fiction. Check Arts/Writers_Resources/Directories for sites which offer a variety of resources and links.
Resources for writers. Please submit any fiction to Arts: Online Writing: Fiction.
Resources and information about the art, craft and/ or business of writing.
Resources for freelance writers does not accept the following types of web sites:
Information and resources for the freelance writer. This includes tips for beginners, web writing versus print writing, and connecting with other freelance writers to share knowledge.
Magazines, ezines, email lists and newsletters geared to writers both offline and online.
Magazines, ezines, email lists and newsletters geared to writers both offline and online.
Resources for writers. Please submit any non-fiction to Arts: Online Writing: Non-Fiction.
Resources and information about the art, craft and/ or business of writing.
Sites listed here will provide Online Communities focused toward members with a shared interest in writing and publishing. The site will offer multiple methods for members to communicate with each other. It may include blog postings, forums, bulletin boards or chat rooms. Online communities not related to writing and publishing should be suggested to Computers/Internet/On_the_Web/Online_Communities
An Online Community is a virtual community that exists online and generally offers members a variety of systems/software to communicate and share information within a social or professional group. This might include weblogs, bulletin boards, chat rooms and forums.
General organizations and associations for writers, listed by location. This Dmoz category focuses on regional organizations.

List writing organizations by topic (Travel Writing, Mystery, etc.) before listing them here. For instance, "Canadian Travel Writers" should be in Non-Fiction/ Travel Writing not in Organizations/Canada.

General organizations and associations for writers, listed by location. This Dmoz category focuses on regional organizations. List writing organizations by topic (Travel Writing, Mystery, etc.) before listing them here. For instance, "Canadian Travel Writers" should be in Non-Fiction/ Travel Writing not in Organizations/Canada.

This category includes (but is not strictly limited to) writing tips, markets, workshops, organizations, chat, ezines and newsletters, email lists, webrings, style guides and research.

The Writers Resources / Playwriting category is for sites with resources and information about the art, craft and/ or business of playwriting.
Resources for poetry writers. Please submit any poetry writing to Arts: Online Writing: Poetry. Sites not in English should suggest their URL to the appropriate category within World Personal websites should be suggested to the correct Letter under Arts/Online_Writing/Poetry/Personal_Pages/.
Resources for poetry writers about the art, craft and/ or business of writing.
Resources for writers who publish their own work. This category is geared to writers who self publish on the Net. This includes small publishers promoting their own work online, however resources for publishing - NOT the actual publication. You can find more publishing information and businesses who proofread, edit and publish in: Business/Publishing_and_Printing/Publishing/

Business services are listed in Business/Publishing_and_Printing/Publishing/Self-Publishing. Please do not add publishers and publishing services to this category. This is information for writers who publish WITHOUT a publisher.

Resources for writers who publish their own work. This category is geared to writers who self publish on the Net. This includes small publishers promoting their own work online, however resources for publishing - NOT the actual publication. You can find more publishing information and businesses who proofread, edit and publish in: Business/Publishing_and_Printing/Publishing/ Business services are listed in
Sites submitted to this category should provide unique resources or information o aid writers in their research efforts.
Sources for writers and fact checkers to look for information and resources.
Resources for screenwriters. Not a business listing, see Business/Industries/Publishing/Services.
Resources for novice to professional screenwriters. Not a business listing, see Business/Industries/Publishing/Services.
Computer software geared to helping writers keep track of submissions and write stories and articles.
Computer software geared to helping writers keep track of submissions and write stories and articles. Look for other kinds of software in Computers/Software.
Guides to using words, phrases and grammar for writers and editors.
Style guides are used by writers to keep up with changes to the language. Also for improving their own use of the language (words, phrases and grammar) in their writing. Often newspapers put out a style guide for their writers and editors.
Writer''s webrings: rings with resources, information, support, etc for writers.
Webrings are sites linked in a ring on the web. Starting from any site you are able to link from one to the next and so on. Sites here are for writer's webrings. This means sites with resources, information, support, etc for writers. Sites with original writing belong in Arts/Online Writing.
Creative writing exercises and prompts.
Creative writing exercises and prompts.
Resources for teens and kids who like to write.
Resources for teens and kids who like to write for fun or profit.
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